Month: October 2019

Emma Peel with bow and arrow

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 6 – The Master Minds

The Master Minds was episode six in series four in transmission terms, but only the second episode that Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee had made together. Hence the not-quite-thereness of their relationship – notice throughout how rarely Rigg actually looks at Steed. By series five the two of them were

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John Steed with a sword. Assailant with a gun

The Avengers: Series 4, Episode 5 – Castle De’ath

  Three Bond movies had been released and a fourth was just around the corner, when Castle De’ath was broadcast on an autumnal Saturday night in 1965. It’s a mini-me version of Bond, with Scotland standing in for myriad exotic locations, a mini-sub standing in for all the 007 tech

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